My work day starts super early. Usually I have Annie with me so in between throwing the ball for her and getting her breakfast ready I have to allow extra time to get all the other things done before I open my building. Since there is a party at my building today, I didn't bring Annie in, which means I can run around even faster. There is a small gift exchanged planned for tonight, so I wrapped my present this morning and got these cow scratchers. My mom's lucky charm was brown spotted cows. When I saw these I just had to get them to put on the top of my gift. What would you do if you won $500.00? For me that would be my plane ticket to Hawaii and new pants that fit. :)
Flat Fish Paper Arts was born many years ago when blogging first started. My family did a lot of camping and diving along the California coast. California halibut are huge fish that start out as any normal fish. As they age, one eye will start to move to the other side and the halibut will become flat so it can lay on the bottom of the ocean with both eyes facing up.
I always like the idea that we all start out the same but life experiences slowly changes us. In my case, my creative talents went the way of paper arts. Flatfish are always looking up when they mature and as with any artist, we see inspiration in everything around us - always looking up.
Evan and her flatfish
Years ago a local dive shop had a photo of a diver who caught a halibut so big he had to throw it over his jeep to take the picture. Our little spoof with our daughter sitting in her toy jeep with dad's halibut on the hood. 1987